Bookmarks (11)

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    That IACR preprint

    For those who don’t yet know from their other social media: a week ago the cryptographer...

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    Avi Wigderson wins Turing Award!

    I can’t find it now, but nearly 20 years ago, in the midst of an unusually...

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    And yet quantum computing continues to progress

    Pissing away my life in a haze of doomscrolling, sporadic attempts to “parent” two rebellious kids,...

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    Open Letter to Anti-Zionists on Twitter

    Dear Twitter Anti-Zionists, For five months, ever since Oct. 7, I’ve read you obsessively. While my...

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    Never go to “Planet Word” in Washington DC

    In fact, don’t try to take kids to Washington DC if you can possibly avoid it....

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    On being faceless

    Update: Alright, I’m back in. (After trying the same recovery mechanisms that didn’t work before, but...

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    The Problem of Human Specialness in the Age of AI

    Here, as promised in my last post, is a written version of the talk I delivered...

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    On whether we’re living in a simulation

    Unrelated Announcement (Feb. 7): Huge congratulations to longtime friend-of-the-blog John Preskill for winning the 2024 John...

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    Does fermion doubling make the universe not a computer?

    Unrelated Announcement: The Call for Papers for the 2024 Conference on Computational Complexity is now out!...

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    Postdocs wanted!

    David Soloveichik, my friend and colleague in UT Austin’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, and I are...

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    Rowena He

    This fall, I’m honored to have made a new friend: the noted Chinese dissident scholar Rowena...